Saturday, 22 February 2014

Pfft!

My new favourite saying, my last one was peeved which I still quite like. Anyway pay day yesterday  & the 2nd day into me not spending any money on fripperies for eight weeks.

My usual pay day shenanigans of seed/wool/fabric/book orders didn't happen, nor did a visit to the supermarket for gin/sherry/wine or magazines. Pfft!!!!!

I took the precaution yesterday morning of a) transferring a large part of my salary to a savings account out of harms way, b) transferring much needed funds to the uni boys account, c) giving my nephew money towards his driving lessons & d) making sure Harry's half term starts of with a bang by sending Mike out to buy Microsoft points (there is no way on this earth that my debit/credit card details will be stored on a games machine) pizza, lucozade & chocolate. I now have very happy 19 & 12 year old children.

Anyway to get me through the next eight weeks I have started to make these -
Lovely aren't they, the only problem being is that I need to make enough for a blanket measuring 18 by 24 of the above squares. Which is going to be about eight squares a day with beverages of the tea or squash kind. Pfft!

I am going to be sowing my sweet peas this weekend, Sunday to be precise. I think I shall sow my chilli seeds too.

Enjoy your day

26 comments:

  1. Your squares are just so lovely!!! Having fun sowing seeds! We are currently in arctic weather and it is supposed to be like this for a while so I am not sure when I should start this year?!?! You gave me a chuckle with this one!!! A lovely weekend to you! Nicole

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    1. Thank you & I will, I can't wait to start sowing again for this years growing season. Oh dear, the weather doesn't sound good for you, stay safe.

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  2. The squares are lovely...are they a gift for someone or for yourself or just to keep you occupied for the next 8 weeks?? I need to buy some chilli and pepper seeds ready for sowing yet....so much to do!!

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    1. Thank you, they are foe me. I made a larger granny square blanket last year in brighter colours which my younger son relocated. This one is definitely mine!

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  3. I always wondered whether "Pfft" had two fs or three...
    Enjoy your tea!

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    1. Definitely two Mark, I checked after reading your reply. Thanks I'm going to have to invest in some nice ones from Marks & Spencer.

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  4. Well done! Happy sowing, Flighty xx

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  5. Maybe you could redefine fripperies.

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    1. To me fripperies are fishing, cycling, golf & tool equipment, particularly when there already seems more than enough of that sort of stuff in the house/shed. Mine are mere life essentials.

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  6. I haven't calculated, but you need to make loads more squares than me, and I need 210 !!! This will certainly keep you occupied though! Well done for sticking with the not spending though. xx

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    1. I'm making lees now Amy, so far I have made 12 squares & they seem wide enough to me. How deep it will be I'm not sure yet but it will be more for a lap blanket than for a bed. Thankfully I wont need to make so many squares.

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  7. Are you making the Springtime Throw from Nicki Trench's Cute and Easy Crochet? I recognise those squares and colours. I've got two blankets on the go at the moment, my On The Go blanket, squares which are portable for when I'm out and about, and Eleanor's Ripple.

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    1. I am Jo yes, I tried to take a photo of the book but the photo was too blurred to put in the post. I wanted to start a Ripple one but my skills aren't quite there yet, I plan on doing one later in the year though.

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  8. Well done you, my suggestion is you find a few old magazines from last year and read again, it often works for me.

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    1. Thank you, I've got lots of magazines from years gone by. It's a pastime I enjoy doing looking through my old stash.

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  9. They look lovely, well done you for sticking to your eight week plan too.

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    1. Thank you, I have to stick to it or I wont here the end of it.

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  10. You are a lot more self controlled than moi...oh I'm a bugger for old stuff, and I've just been paid.... Must not buy, must not buy...ooh that's shiny and it's old too.....

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    1. Only a couple of days in John, I think that should be my new mantra....Must not buy, Must not buy....

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  11. My purse is on lockdown for a while, I have a big stack of fabrics and wool to work my way through.Not sure if I could manage eight weeks though. I love your word, I have had slither as my word for ages and before that it was serendipitous, time for a new one I think.

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    1. Ha my words begin with P & yours S. I'm determined not to overspend.

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  12. Lovely squares. Well done you on transferring your money out of harm's way, I'm impressed by your willpower. You've reminded me that I need to sow sweet peas too. That time of year again, hurray.

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    1. I had to do something I just hope I have enough willpower for it to stay there. Exciting isn't it, I cant wait to start.

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  13. The squares are going to make a nice blanket!

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  14. Oh you're so good ......Pfft ... you make me look bad, I'm sat here eating Maltesers that I found in the cupboard :-)

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